Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep41 | Adrenal cortex (to include Cushing's) | ECE2017

Silent pheochromocitoma – a rare case of adrenal incidentaloma

Martins Ana Filipa , Vale Sonia do , Martins Joao Martin

Introduction: Pheochromocytomas are rare tumors arising from adrenomedullary chromaffin cells. Pheochromocytomas are a serious clinical condition and undiagnosed cases are associated with increased unexpected cardiovascular mortality.Case report: A female Caucasian patient aged 52-year-old was referred to the endocrine department of a public central hospital because of an incidental right adrenal mass first found 3 years before during the work out of non...

ea0049ep96 | Adrenal medulla | ECE2017

Paraganglioma and Fallot Tetralogy: case report

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , do Vale Sonia

Introduction: Catecholamine secreting tumors are rare neoplasias. About 15% are paragangliomas. If untreated, they are almost invariably lethal. Surgery is the only curative therapy.Case report: A female caucasian patient aged 32 was evaluated in the endocrine department. She had a dramatic medical history: Fallot’s Tetralogy was diagnosed soon after birth but was not corrected. Only a Blalock-Taussing shunt was performed after three isquemic stroke...

ea0049ep281 | Calcium & Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2017

Fahr Syndrome and idiopathic primary hipoparathyroidism – clinical case

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , do Vale Sonia

Introduction: Fahr syndrome (FS) is a neuropsiquiatric condition due to progressive basal ganglia calcification. Although physiopathology is not completely understood, it may be secondary to infectious, metabolic and genetic diseases.Case report: A 65-year-old male Caucasian was referred to the outpatient endocrine department because of hypocalcaemia. No perioral paresthesia or tingling of the fingers and toes were noticed. He complained of longstanding ...

ea0049ep853 | Clinical case reports - Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2017

Ocult Cushing syndrome: (adicional) difficulties in hypercortisolism approach

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia Do

Introduction: Cushing syndrome (CS) result from inappropriate exposure to increased non regulated glucocorticoid levels. It remains challenging regarding diagnosis and management. Pituitary ACTH-secreting adenomas account for most of the cases if exogenous and paraneoplasic forms are excluded.Case report: A 45-year-old women was referred to the endocrine outpatient department because of obesity, muscular weakness, high blood pressure (HBP), diabetes ...

ea0049ep1012 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2017

Sheehan syndrome: Sequential hormone failure and late diagnosis

Costa Cristiana , Martins Ana Filipa , Araujo Alexandra , Vale Sonia do

Introduction: Postpartum infarction of the anterior pituitary, known as Sheehan’s syndrome, is a rare cause of hypopituitarism. In many cases, the hormones deficiency is sequential which implies late diagnoses.Case Report 1: A 51-year-old woman was observed because her mother had medullary thyroid carcinoma. She had no evidence of endocrine neoplasia. Nevertheless, she was experiencing fatigue, hair loss and dry skin for several months. Her history ...

ea0056ep27 | Adrenal and Neuroendocrine Tumours | ECE2018

Optic neuritis and ectopic Cushing Syndrome: a case report

Matos Tania , Costa Cristiana , Martins Ana Filipa , Vale Sonia

Introduction: Ectopic Cushing syndrome caused by a neuroendocrine tumor is uncommon and it’s diagnosis is often delayed. Optic neuritis is another rare disease, with some cases also associated to neuroendocrine tumors.Case-report: A 43-year-old female was referred to the endocrinology outpatient’s department due to obesity. She had a past history of bilateral optic neuritis of unknown etiology. She complained of weight gain, hair loss, acne, hi...

ea0049ep1021 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2017

Thyrotropin secreting microadenoma – case report of a patient with goiter

Vale Sonia do , Martins Ana Filipa , Lopez-Presa Dolores , Costa Cristiana , Miguens Jose

Introduction: The prevalence of pituitary thyrotropin secreting tumors (TSH-omas) is 1-2 cases per million inhabitants, most of them being macroadenomas. The differential diagnosis may be challenging, especially for microadenomas.Case Report: A 50-year-old male was observed at the endocrinology department with multinodular goiter. He noticed progressive neck enlargement over the previous months but denied other complaints. There was no family history of ...

ea0035p56 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2014

Takotsubo cardiomyopapthy and panhypopituitarism: case report

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia do , Gomes Ana Raquel , Placido Rui

Introduction: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM) is a rare condition. Even more rare cases associated with glucocorticoid deficiency have been described.Case report: AAGM, a 74-year-old man was admitted to the inpatient Endocrine Department because of suspected panhypopituitarism. Six months before the diagnosis of SICM was established after an acute coronary syndrome episode with no lesions found in coronary angiography and...

ea0035p63 | Adrenal Medulla | ECE2014

Asymptomatic catecholamine-producing tumours in Von Hipple–Lindau disease

Martins Ana Filipa , Martins Joao Martin , Vale Sonia do , Gomes Ana Raquel

Introduction: Von Hippel–Lindau disease (VHLD) is an autosomal dominant neoplastic syndrome characterized by the development of multiple cancers and cists, including pheochromocytoma and islet cell tumors. Screening is mandatory for family members of index cases.Case report: A 23-year-old male Caucasian was referred to Endocrine Department because of the recent genetic diagnosis of VHLD during familiar screening. The mutation c.482G>A(p.Arg161GI...

ea0035p250 | Clinical case reports Pituitary/Adrenal | ECE2014

Hyponatremia and diabetes insipidus: a case report

Gomes Ana Coelho , Martins Joao Martin , do Vale Sonia , Martins Ana Filipa

Introduction: Hyponatremia is defined as a serum sodium level of <135 mEq/l and it is considered severe when the serum level is below 125 mEq/l. In patients with diabetes insipidus treated with desmopressin, it is usually secondary to desmopressin overmedication.Case report: A 79-year-old man, with a past history of post traumatic central diabetes insipidus treated with desmopressin. The patient had multiple admissions to the hospital due to hyponatr...